Friday, November 29, 2013
Daily Caller -- As President Obama faces a small revolt within his own party, a Washington Post op-ed is calling for the United States to end presidential term limits and allow him to run again in 2016.
“Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for reelection just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him,” writes New York University Jonathan Zimmerman professor of history and education. “Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.”
Zimmerman argues that the president would enjoy more deference on such unpopular initiatives as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the recent nuclear-arms deal with Iran if he had a legal opportunity to seek additional terms in office.[...]
Nor does Zimmerman entertain the possibility that Democrats may be fleeing Obama’s policies out of practical good sense, a move that they are free to make when not under pressure to support a candidate for re-election. He notes correctly that George Washington established the two-term precedent not out of political philosophy but because he thought the republic was in good shape. But he does not specify what crises — other than the ones of Obama’s own making — the country is now facing that would require a third term.
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Blog author's comments - I know the liberal media is an arm of the Democratic Party but I did not think that they would ever go this far. What should happen is reduce Obama's second term to two years to make up for the damage he has already done to the country. If the Republican Party does not at least retain the House and possibly win the Senate in 2014, America as we know it will no longer exist after his eight years in office.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Newsmax -- President Barack Obama's job-approval rating has hit a new rock bottom — in a state that is vital in national elections.
Quinnipiac University's poll in bellwether Ohio gives him the lowest rating the university's polling institute has ever found.
According to the survey released Wednesday, Obama is underwater by 27 points in Ohio, which has picked the president in every election since 1964 and has been within 2 percent of the national vote since 1996.
He has a negative job-performance rating of 34 percent to 61 percent among registered voters, 10 points worse than the last time Quinnipiac asked the same question in June. Then, his rating was 36 percent to 59 percent.
His previous-worst polling was last week in Colorado, with a negative 36 percent to 59 percent.
"Clearly much of the reason for the president's decline in Ohio is 'Obamacare,' said Peter Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac's Polling Institute. "Ohio voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 59-35 percent. Perhaps more significantly, voters say 45-16 percent they expect their own healthcare to be worse rather than better a year from now."[...]
When it comes to the president's honesty and trustworthiness, 57 percent to 39 percent of Ohioans do not believe or trust Obama.
"President Barack Obama's popularity is at a record low in Ohio, and the first time his approval rating has fallen below 40 percent in the state," said Brown.
Entire column >>
Blog author's comments - If the Democrats are losing Ohio they are vulnerable elsewhere, and the Republicans have an excellent opportunity to defeat them. Of course that's assuming the Republicans are up to the task and finally realize Obamacare could be their ticket to holding the House and winning control of the Senate if they are ready to fight from now until the 2014 election.
This is the big question, can the GOP get it's act together to benefit from all that Obama and the Democrats have done along with what they are doing to the people with Obamacare? My confidence shrinks because of the fact that the establishment Republicans are too busy trashing real conservatives and the Tea Party, instead of working to protect the country from the destructive regime which is now in control.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Washington Post -- President Obama on Monday defended the historic accord reached over the weekend with Iran, saying “we cannot close the door on diplomacy” despite criticism from Republican lawmakers and the Israeli government.
“We cannot close the door on diplomacy and we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world’s problems,” Obama said. He added, “Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it’s not the right thing for our security.”
Obama’s remarks came at the beginning of an immigration policy speech at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Obama hailed the agreement with Iran as the result of “clear-eyed and principled diplomacy.”
“If Iran seizes this opportunity and chooses to join the global community, then we can begin to chip away at the mistrust that’s existed for many, many years,” Obama said.
Blog author's comments - Obama believes the Republicans and Israeli government are just 'tough talk and bluster' for being critical of his deal with Iran. Iran openly holds 'Death to America' rallies and has said that Israel should be 'wiped off the face of the earth.' Sure we can trust Iran, not a problem, thanks Obama. Iran will eventually get nuclear weapons unless Israel stops them. Obama will not.
Friday, November 22, 2013
NewsBusters -- NBC News has completely censored any mention of the unfolding ObamaCare disaster for the last 72 hours. Not one word about the millions of Americans losing their health insurance nor the severe political damage that has been done to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
In that same time period, both CBS and ABC reported on major developments regarding the new law, including revelations that much of ObamaCare's infrastucture was still unfinished and that the administration knew of serious problems with the HealthCare.gov website as early as March.
The last time ObamaCare was even mentioned on the air waves of NBC News was during Monday morning's Today show, when White House correspondent Peter Alexander touted a "to-do list" of damage control for the President and former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs was given a platform to spin for his former boss.
Entire column >>
Blog author's comments - I am surprised anyone noticed they were not mentioning Obamacare since they don't have that many viewers. Is NBC covering for Obama by not saying anything about Obamacare and what a disaster it is or are they trying to cover for themselves in their stupidly for having promoted Obamacare?
I have not watched NBC for over twenty years unless they are carrying a sporting event I want to see. Maybe the "news" executives at NBC decided to take the "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" advice. At least for now they are not attempting to spin Obamacare as a good thing for America because it cannot be done. NBC is not a news station anyway, they are a PR outlet for Obama and the Democrats as is most of the mainstream media.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cancellations Expected Before 2014 Elections
Says She Can't Afford Obamacare
Realizes She Can't Actually Afford It
Faked By Census Bureau
Saying Over 100 Million Insured Will Lose Group Coverage
Monday, November 18, 2013
CBS News -- With the end-of-the-month deadline looming to fix HealthCare.gov, there is a growing realization among President Obama and his allies that they need a long-term strategy to mitigate the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
What exactly that strategy is remains to be seen, but it is increasingly necessary as Democrats grow frustrated with the slow pace of repairs and how that will impact their own political futures. Members of Mr. Obama's party are increasingly unwilling to back his every move. Thirty-nine House Democrats - nearly one-fifth of the caucus - helped pass a Republican plan Friday that would allow insurers to keep selling plans that existed on the individual market as of Jan. 1, 2013 through next year, in order to stop Americans from losing their insurance. Roughly three quarters of those Democrats are in competitive electoral districts where continued association with the failing health law can cut deep.
So Mr. Obama is turning to a familiar playbook to go on the offensive: shore up support among his base, the members of the grassroots Organizing for Action, which grew out of Mr. Obama's initial election and re-election efforts.
"I want to cut through the noise and talk with you directly about where we're headed in the fight for change," the president said to OFA members in an email inviting them to join a conference call on Monday. "I have just over three years left as president -- and there's a lot left on my to-do list. That's why I want to talk with you. You're the ones putting in the time and effort to achieve real progress, and fighting to make the agenda Americans voted for last fall a reality. I know we all care about what we can get done together these next few years, so let's talk about how to make it happen."
Indeed, Mr. Obama's agenda has been largely eclipsed by the rough start for the implementation of Obamacare, especially large, complex items like an immigration overhaul. Republicans, sensing a growing weakness in the White House, have no incentive to work with him. And it won't be easy to get much done: Mr. Obama is losing the confidence of the American people, who say by a margin of 52 to 44 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy.
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Blog author's comments - "Thirty-nine House Democrats helped pass a Republican plan Friday that would allow insurers to keep selling plans that existed on the individual market as of Jan. 1, 2013 through next year, in order to stop Americans from losing their insurance." I don't believe the Democrats that voted with the Republicans care about those who are losing their health insurance...they are worried about their jobs. This bill was meaningless, but the Democrats can now go back to their constituents and tell them they voted to try and help them. I think most if not all Democrats will continue to agree with whatever Obama does. And that includes the liberals that belong to the Organizing for Action group.
One of the most important things in this column Obama said was "I have just over three years left as president -- and there's a lot left on my to-do list." Anyone who really cares about this country should do all they can to not allow him to push the items on his 'to-do' list on them. We cannot let it happen. Number one on his list is to win control of the House in 2014. We can stop this by voting against all Democrats in the House and Senate who are up for reelection. If the Democrats regain the House and continue to control the Senate during Obama's last two years in office, it will mean the end of the America we now know.
He will grant amnesty and citizenship to the illegals which will mean millions more Democratic Party voters. He will trash the Second Amendment with his gun control plans, taxes will be raised, he will pass another stimulus bill which will be much like his last one, unemployment will remain high, he will do more damage to the economy, he will continue to weaken the military and we will never recover from the debt he will have accumulated by the time he leaves office. The people should have already seen what he is capable of with the numerous scandals, Obamacare and his continuous lies to further his policies and agenda since he has been in office.
The election of 2014 may be the most important ever. The Republican Party can retain the House and win control of the Senate but it is up to the voters to make that happen to save what we have and hopefully change much of what we do not want.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Three Obamacare "Shoes To Drop"
His Move To Reinstate Health Plans Made Illegal By Obamacare
Problem," an "Operational Problem," And a "Legacy Problem."
"Obama Lied. Your HealthCare Died."
Blog author's comments - Does Obama really know what he is doing to the American healthcare system or is it incompetence on his part? I believe it is both. He has accomplished his goal...he did it during the first two years he was in office because he had both the House and Senate. What his latest move may do is simply delay what many Americans are going through now; having their healthcare plans cancelled because of the rules set by Obamacare, this postponement is purely political. It gives the Democrats some cover for the midterm election in 2014. Many are worried about being reelected because of the Obamacare debacle.
What he is also attempting to do is place the blame on the insurance companies for what he and the Democrats have done. Many people who have been dropped from their existing plans will now expect their insurance company to reinstate their plan. If this does not happen and at the same price they were paying, they will blame the insurance company, even though this entire mess belongs to Obama and the Democratic Party. Obama has fixed nothing. He is hoping the Democrats can regain the House in 2014 so he will have free rein to do whatever he wants during his last two years in office.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Washington Examiner -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chairs the Democratic National Committee, believes Republicans will suffer politically in 2014 for their opposition to Obamacare.
The Florida Democrat was responding to Karl Rove during an interview on MSNBC Tuesday after the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush mocked her for saying that Democrats should embrace the health care reform bill during their re-election campaigns.
"Heck, yeah, I'm going to make sure that we run on that all across the country next year," Wasserman Schultz said after listing what she believes to be Obamacare's benefits for Americans.
Opinion polling for the perennially unpopular program "hadn't changed all that much" even in the face of the botched rollout of the website, she said.
President Obama and Democrats are working to fix the problems with the rollout, while Republicans are trying to make it worse, she said.
"The reason they are doing that is they know that when it's successful, not only is it something that we're going to be able to win on, it will [be] something that their candidates lose on for opposing," she said.
Blog author's comments - Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to say this, this is her job as the DNC Chair. No matter what the Obama administration has done or is doing to the country she must try to put a positive spin on it. And in the minds of most liberals everything that is wrong in America is the fault of the Republican Party. The Democrats are devious and have a year to plan and scheme in an attempt to turn the worst piece of legislation ever passed into a positive. And once they have their talking points ready they and the liberal media will continue to preach it until the 2014 election. If they repeat something often enough many people will begin to believe it.
But Wasserman Schultz, by all means run on Obamacare as it currently is. If the GOP does their own planning and stays together on this, they will have a chance of holding the House and taking control of the Senate. As Obamacare is now I don't see any way this will work out well for the Democrats. Once the Americans come to the realization that the best healthcare system in the world is being destroyed, they should be reminded of who it was that destroyed it. The ACA was passed without one Republican vote.
Friday, November 8, 2013
is Called 'ObamaCare.' There's No Running Away from It"
truth about ObamaCare. Many Americans had to lose
their health care plans in order for ObamaCare to work.
could be an "ObamaCare Navigator"; No Background Check Required
ACA Navigator. I would hope that the people who enroll in ObamaCare know
that convicted felons could have access to all of their personal information.
be Embarrassed" at ObamaCare Disaster
They have accomplished what they planned to do. They apparently
convinced the majority of voters the ACA would improve their lives.
Losing their Health Insurance because of ObamaCare
no regrets. If he had told the truth he would not have been
reelected. And he is not going to do anything to help the people.
Blog author's comments - I hear Obama and other members of his administration say that those who are losing their health insurance are just a small percentage of people. Not true. Wait until 2015 when the employer mandate goes into law. There will be millions more who will be affected by Obama's legacy, the ACA. By then it will be too late for the voters to do anything about it. They have to make a statement to Obama and the Democrats in the 2014 election.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Roll Call -- President Barack Obama heard an earful at the White House Wednesday from Senate Democrats running for re-election next year who are fuming about the Affordable Care Act’s rocky rollout.
During a two-hour meeting that was not on the president’s public schedule, the president met with 15 Senate Democrats facing the voters next year, as well as Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska issued a release after the meeting torching the administration.
“It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and that is the message U.S. Senator Mark Begich delivered to President Obama today,” his office said in a statement blasted to reporters.[...]
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado said he let the president know just how upset he is about the troubled health care law. He sent out a release saying that he had pressed the administration to extend the enrollment period due to the problems with HealthCare.gov, ensure that the data on the website is secure and make other modifications.
“The rollout of HealthCare.gov has not been smooth — to say the least — and I shared the concerns of Coloradans directly with the president,” Udall said in the statement. “Consumers should have the time they need to shop for a plan and enroll after the widespread problems with the website are fixed. I urged the president again to extend the enrollment period to give consumers enough time to make an informed decision about their family’s health insurance options. I also told the president that, for the Affordable Care Act to succeed, consumers need to be confident their personal information is secure. We need to do everything in our power to protect the online marketplace from hackers and cyberattacks.”
Blog author's comments - The Senators voted for it but are now concerned about how their constituents will vote. They are worried about their jobs. What the Democrat Senators who are up for reelection in 2014 would like is if the Obama administration decided to move the Individual Mandate for Obamacare back until 2015. But this will not happen…the more people they have enrolled makes it that much more difficult for anyone to take it away.
The ACA also needs to enroll as many people as possible so they are able to help fund their program. And it is their program...not one Republican voted for the bill. They know this fiasco with the website, the prices of the Obamacare insurance plans, the high deductibles, along with Obama telling the American people “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period” numerous times does not bode well for them. And news broke last week that the administration knew in 2010 that millions of Americans would lose their coverage.
These are some of the items they are worried about. But by concentrating on the website, they think they can fool enough voters into thinking they actually care, while not having to say they don't have a problem with Americans losing their current policies or their doctors.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Blog author's comments - The president of the United States may be a serial liar. Just to name a few of the many subjects or scandals Barack Obama and his administration have lied about or covered up: The IRS targeting Obama's enemies, Benghazi, 'Fast and Furious', collecting Associated Press reporters' phone records, the hacking of CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson's computer, and the biggest of all the continual lying about ObamaCare.
Friday, November 1, 2013
The Blaze -- Anticipating what Democrats have already called the “food stamp cliff” reduction in benefits to take effect on Nov. 1, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that food stamps are “the most effective way of to combat hunger” and accused House Republicans of wanting to “punish” people who receive them.
He was also clear that the Obama administration wants Americans receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to be able to get off the program the right way by reaching a better economic condition.
The “food stamp cliff" is the expiration of the temporary increase in SNAP funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the stimulus act. Without an increase, a single adult’s benefits will reportedly be cut by $11 a month to a total of $189.[...]
Carney added, “We’re committed reducing the number of Americans who need SNAP, the right way by arming recipients with the skills they need to enter the workforce, earn the income they need to support a family and ultimately come off the program.”
Speaking about the importance of the program, he continued: “SNAP is the most effective way of to combat hunger and food insecurity, particularly as food banks are telling us that they are already struggling to meeting the needs in their communities.”
In August, the House separated food stamp funding from the farm bill.
“This goes to a broader effort to pass a comprehensive farm bill,” Carney continued. “The Senate has done it. The House, in the aforementioned action, broke years and years of precedent and separated out elements of the farm bill that had always been together. And essentially did so in order to punish millions of Americans who depend on this assistance and that is absolutely the wrong approach to the problem that you’ve identified.
Blog author's comments - The Press Secretary Carney's job is to protect the president no matter what he does and to attempt to always portray the Republicans as the enemy of the American people.
The Obama administration is signing up as many people as they can for food stamps. This is what the progressives and Democrats want to have happen. Keep people down and dependent, convinced they cannot succeed without the government. And if they vote they will usually vote for anyone who is a Democrat. The government is currently giving food stamps to 47 million Americans...and that number is continually growing. Many of these food stamp recipients should receive them, but there are many healthy, able bodied people who are content to live off the government dole and have no intention of seeking employment.
How about lowering taxes and getting rid of Obamacare so the free market can create jobs. Lower taxes will encourage business owners to invest and grow their companies and hire more people. We already have enough people who have given up finding a job and now with Obama's signature piece of legislation, the ACA, more companies will be downsizing their work force or making some people part-time employees.
With ‘SNAP’ funding a single adult’s benefits will reportedly be cut by $11 a month to a total of $189. For a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits they will find that amount cut by $36. Food stamps are only a part of what many people receive from the government’s welfare program...housing, child care, healthcare and school meals for their children. This will never stop...there are too many people locked into this way of life, being cared for by the taxpayer’s money.